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PISTIL Gets Grand, Gives Botany Lesson

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 3, 2004 8:24PM

PISTIL Issue 3: Photo, pistalmag.comPISTIL magazine is a Chicago-based independent publication that features emerging talent and "high-concept fashion with progressive feminism." Chicagoist met some of the editors at a record fair last summer, and they were incredibly gracious and interesting—instant bonus points. You can catch previews of the August issue tonight at The Hideout at 7 p.m. with senior copy editor Jonathan Messinger. Messinger, who just kicked This Is Grand into gear, says "he'll trade you a drink for a story." (Kelly Hogan is going on afterwards, so fear not, country fans.)
TonightÂ’s PISITL preview is part of Fish Swimming in Alaska. Fire on the South Side, a reading by Luis Aguilera and Casey Sanchez from their books Gabriel's Fire and The Clear Cut Future, respectively.
PISTIL's motto is "Put Your Petal to the Metal," which Chicagoist will admit, we didn't get. But lo and behold, a pistil is the "female reproductive order around which the other flower parts are arranged." Good to know.